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About the NSG


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Neural Systems Group                    Phone:  617-724-5550
Massachusetts General Hospital          Fax:    617-726-4078
149 13th St - Psychiatry - Rm 2651
Charlestown, MA  02129

Mission
The Neural Systems Group (NSG) is an inderdisciplinary group within the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachsetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The group's mission is to further research, training, and clinical education in basic, applied and computational neuroscience.

History
The Neural Systems Group was founded in 1995 by Dr. Jeffrey P. Sutton, MD, PhD. From its inception, the main research focus has been to investigate patterns of neuronal activation induced by changes in functional state of patients or experimental subjects, and how these patterns evolve over time. Sleep-related state changes were one topic of interest--resulting in the development of a method for simultaneous fMRI and EEG recordings--as was the development of neuronally inspired computational tools for activaiton pattern discovery.
      In 2002, Dr. Sutton left the NSG to head up the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Following Dr. Sutton's departure, Dr. Gary Strangman took the lead role in the group. In the meantime, the NSG has added diffuse optical imaging (also known as near-infrared spectroscopy and/or imaging) to its brain imaging toolbox, and continues to address research questions in both basic and applied neuroscience, as well as computational approaches to data analysis and discovery.
      Trainees have been and continue to be a very important part of the NSG family. Inquiries are always welcome.

About Our Logo
For those that want to know everything ... our logo is an abstract brain outline overlying an abstract attractor. The former of course represents our main research focus, whereas the latter represents our interest in attractor neural network approaches in computational neuroscience.

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